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Daniel Defoe - Moll Flanders (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722.

It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age. By 1721, Defoe had become a recognised novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated (Robert Walpole was beginning his rise). Defoe was never fully at home with the Walpole group.

Defoe's Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll. The novel's full title gives some insight into this and the outline of the plot: "The Fortunes & Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c. Who was Born in Newgate, & during a Life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, & died a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums."

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1722 (This Edition - Wordsworth - 1993)
  • ISBN : 9781853260735
  • SKU : B002412
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only
External Reviews

"A brilliant alternative classic tale with an unusual and bold heroine who is not chaste, girly or prim. A refreshing antidote to the later ladies of the Austen school of writing. Moll Flanders would kick Elizabeth Bennet's ass any day of the week."

"Women! You need to read this book. Armchair Historians! You need to read this book. Forensic Sociologists! You need to read this book." - Goodreads Reviews.

The Author

Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, which is claimed to be second only to the Bible in its number of translations.

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